Blocking is the method by which administrators may technically prevent users from editing on the Young Justice Wiki. Blocks are used to prevent damage or disruption, not to punish users.
Any user may request a block from the Administrators for major incidents of vandalism or disruption. Users requesting blocks should supply credible evidence of the circumstances warranting a block. Administrators are never obliged to place a block and are free to investigate the situation themselves. Because blocks may be reviewed and appealed, it is often important that the blocking and reviewing administrators each communicate with and take care to inform the other.
Blocked users can appeal their blocks by making a statement on their wall. Except in cases of unambiguous error, administrators should not undo other administrators' blocks without prior discussion; see below.
Reasons for blocking
Accounts and addresses may be blocked for behavior that damages or disrupts the wiki, including:
- Recurring vandalism or spamming
- Recurring failure to observe the behavioral sections of our discussion policy, such as making personal attacks or not adhering to a basic standard of civility
- Recurring harassment, defined by Wikipedia as "a pattern of repeated offensive behavior that appears to a reasonable observer to intentionally target a specific person or [group of] persons"
- Accounts who recurringly make edits which abrogate local standards and practices, and show no clearly discernible intent to improve upon them
- Recurring addition of false and unsubstantiated information
- Continual edit warring
- Sockpuppetry and meatpuppetry
- No clearly discernible intent to observe non-behavioral policies
- Accounts with inappropriate usernames
- Editing for the sole purpose of obtaining badges
Unless an account is clearly only for the purposes of disruption, communication and attempted rectification of behavior should occur before a block is considered.
Duration of blocks
The duration of the block given should depend on the severity of the behavior and the likelihood of its repetition. However, the following should be kept in mind:
- In general, the first block should be of a reasonably short duration, with the length increasing progressively every time a further block is required.
- Sockpuppets that have been used maliciously should always be blocked indefinitely.